Botanical gardens are great places for taking photos. There’s never a shortage of interesting subjects, both plants and animals. Depending on the popularity of the gardens the animals are normally quite well accustomed to people, allowing you to get closer to them than you normally could. This gallery features some of my best shots from the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Brisbane. The Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens cover an area of 52 hectares on the lower slopes of Mt Coot-tha, and were established after eight major floods caused significant damage to the City Botanic Gardens in the CBD between 1870 and 1974. The gardens include areas made of a various different types of plants, from an arid zone (in a special structure designed to keep rain out) to Australian plant communities, and even a Bonsai House and small Japanese garden.